I am a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where I recently completed my PhD. Check out my CV [here].


My work focuses on metaphysics, the philosophy of action, and topics at their intersection. My main research project concerns the metaphysics of 'negative actions' (omissions, refrainments, etc.). Other interests include causation by omission and the metaphysics of composite objects (especially the thesis of Composition as Identity).






jonathan.payton@mail.utoronto.ca